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Traditions about ring-shaped ‘snakestones’ are Celtic. Most are Welsh, but there are Cornish references too, the first being in Richard Carew (1602: 21):

The country people retaine...

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snakestones

Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud.

in A Dictionary of English Folklore

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 250 words.

Traditions about ring-shaped ‘snakestones’ are Celtic. Most are Welsh, but there are Cornish references too, the first being in Richard

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snakestones

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Traditions about ring-shaped ‘snakestones’ are Celtic. Most are Welsh, but there are Cornish references too, the first being in Richard Carew (1602: 21):

The country people retaine...

See overview in Oxford Index

Ammonite Order

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Type of capital similar to the Ionic Order, first used 1788–9, according to some authorities, by George Dance, jun., on Alderman John Boydell's (1719–1804) Shakespeare Gallery, No. 52 Pall...

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charmers

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Certain men and women were thought to have the gift of healing a specific disease or injury in humans or farm animals, for example bleeding, burns, king's evil, warts, or ringworm. For...

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